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Growth (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 September 2010 (USA)
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Twenty years after a deadly outbreak of parasites at an island research facility, where most of the people were killed, survivor Jamie returns with her friends to sell her stake. But a new strain of parasite could blow the transaction.

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Gabriel Cowan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mircea Monroe ... Jamie Ackerman
Christopher Shand ... Justin Roberts
Nora Kirkpatrick ... Kristin Daniels
Brian Krause ... Marco
Richard Riehle ... Larkin
Lou Richards ... Dr. Macavire
Ian Patrick Williams ... Mason Lane
Jill Hoiles ... Amanda
Jessica Dercks Jessica Dercks ... Liz
Robert Pike Daniel ... Jake
Alexi Wasser ... Sarah
Kate Kelton ... Gina
Brad Culver ... Andy
Samantha Yonack Samantha Yonack ... Jen Anderson
Mackenzie Brooke Smith ... Gwen Anderson
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In 1989, a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Cuttyhunk Island, gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising as subjects were experiencing heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But, something in the experiment went horribly wrong and the island mysteriously lost three quarters of its population. Jamie Akerman fled the outbreak, which took her mothers life, twenty years ago. She now returns with her boyfriend and step brother, to sell the family property. There, they uncover the key to Jamie's disturbing past, and the horrifying secrets long suppressed by the town leader, Larkin. Now, a new strain of parasite has emerged, and threatens the island once again. Jamie struggles to survive and escape the obsessive pursuit of the local islanders who know that she has inherited more than she could ever have imagined. Written by Brandon

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A Killer Step in Evolution See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Паразит See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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New Artists Alliance See more »
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DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Mason: Ah, coming to touch greatness again?
Larkin: No. I came to see the man who spoke of greatness but never understood what it meant.
Mason: That hurts my feelings.
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Camp Jabberwocky
Written by Nora Kirkpatrick
Performed by Nora Kirkpatrick
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Slow and confusing
24 January 2011 | by BakuryuuTyrannoSee all my reviews

I expected a film similar to Arachnophobia, maybe, given it was about small creatures, well, parasites of a sort. Then after much time passes, it's almost like some kinda Firestarter-type story, with government agents out to capture some superhuman.

There were some surprising parts that obviously I won't explain, but "Growth" took too long for stuff to happen and once stuff started happening it seemed pretty odd.

We're told the parasites were developed to transform people into superhumans, which naturally would make them more symbiotic than parasitic but apparently nobody's familiar with Spiderman in the laboratory and stuff goes wrong.

Oddly, we're told the parasites would devour their host from inside but nothing along those lines occurs. A car appears to be stalking people before one of the main characters becomes infested and I don't really understand why.

Basically I was left feeling as if somewhere I'd missed something!


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